The Rover

Rated R 102 minutes 2014

In a post economic collapse Australia, Eric (Guy Pearce) stops for a drink in a dirty bar and promptly has his car stolen. He gets a truck in exchange for that car, but he doesn't care, and immediately begins a relentless pursuit of his vehicle. Along the way, he picks up Rey (Robert Pattinson), an injured brother of one of the car thieves. They form a strange alliance that results in many deaths in the pursuit of an automobile and retribution. David Michod ("Animal Kingdom") has made a moody film utilizing a mighty uncomfortable looking Australian Outback. Pearce delivers some of his finest, fiercest work since the underrated "The Proposition," while Pattinson is extremely good as the simple, messed up Rey. The film also features Scoot McNairy, an actor piling up the great performances, in a small role but very noticeable role as Rey's brother. The film is full of stark imagery, sudden violence and dirt. Everything is covered in dirt. The grime suits the story, a story that proves that you don't need a heavy, complicated plot to make a good movie.

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Director: David Michôd

Producer: Liz Watts, David Linde, David Michôd, Tory Metzger, Adam Rymer, Vincent Sheehan, Anita Sheehan, Nina Stevenson, Glen Basner and Alison Cohen

Cast: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy, David Field, Anthony Hayes, Gillian Jones, Susan Prior, Richard Green, Tawanda Manyimo and James Fallon


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